Nine of the ten different straps by artist Julien Landa
All the straps are completely made by hand from start to finish and Julien uses a variety of the finest leathers. The straps are without a doubt all very well made.
The first strap, shown below on a Panerai PAM127 aka Fiddy, is a chocolate brown 26mm strap. The leather has been treated to get a distressed look. It is cut from a very soft cow hide. The color of the stitches matches that of the strap although it's a slightly lighter brown. The sewn in buckle is a straight pre Vendome style buckle. This is a beautiful and very comfortable strap.
Chocolate brown strap by Julien Landa / landastraps
Panerai PAM127 with Julien's chocolate brown distressed strap
Pre Vendome style buckle
Judging by how often I've seen people post about this particular strap (below) on the various fora, the "Stonewashed Blue jeans Special Edition" strap must be one of Julien's most famous straps. This is a very unique strap finished by hand to achieve this Blue jeans look. The tip of the strap is brown as is the fixed keeper.
Stonewashed Blue jeans Special Edition on PAM233
The Blue jeans strap comes with a sewn in buckle
The reddish brown strap showing on the Panerai PAM000 (logo) below is made from Julien's finest leathers. According to Julien this leather will develop an amazing patina over time. The strap that I received already shows this. It is definitely one of my favorites amongst the ones that I received and it's quite unlike any other strap I have seen before.
Panerai PAM000 showing Julien's Reddish brown strap
Landa Straps Reddish Brown strap
The fourth strap is a light brown cow hide strap with a fine grain and off-white or cream stiches. The leather kind of reminded me of a school bag I used to have as a kid. It's very supple and its finishing is slightly glossy as you can see in the below photos. The strap is showing on a Panerai PAM233.
Light brown strap on a Panerai PAM233
The strap comes with a nice brushed steel buckle
The last strap in this post is this very distressed looking brown cow hide strap. Julien tells me that the original leather looks the way it does, he does not treat it to make it look this distressed. Photos don't do it justice at all. This is a very cool strap that you have to see in person.
Distressed brown strap on a Panerai PAM000 (Logo)
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A post about the other straps will follow shortly. In the meantime you can have a look on the www.landastraps.com website where several ready made straps are offered for sale. You can also find some excellent Panerai photos there.
You can see the rest of the photos (41) on paneristipix.com: Landa Straps.
All photos © 2010 M.Wilmsen - Do not use without permission.
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